The Scotland Prevention Review Group was convened to take forward a recommendation in the Ending Homelessness Together High Level Action Plan published by the Scottish Government and COSLA in 2018 and updated in 2020. The group started work in 2019 looking into the legal duties needed for local authorities and other public bodies to prevent homelessness in Scotland.
The Group has developed recommendations around the legal duties on Scottish local authorities and wider public bodies to prevent homelessness and will provide advice on how to ensure the recommendations are successfully implemented. Their report and findings will be published on 18 February 2021. . More information on the Review Group can be found on Crisis’ website here.
The Prevention Commission was supported by Homeless Network Scotland to run parallel with the Review Group, creating a platform for people with frontline and lived experience of homelessness to ensure that what is recommended draws from that experience, is realistic and can make a difference. More information on the Prevention Commission’ work can be found on the Homeless Network Scotland website here.